YMCA of Greater Seattle

Behavior Change - Healthy Living III

Job Locations US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 2 days ago(11/30/2023 2:30 PM)
Regular Part-Time
# of Openings
Association Office
Health & Well-being
909 4th Avenue
Minimum compensation
USD $24.00/Hr.


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Our Commitment to Equity
The Y actively promotes a culture free from bias and injustice. We are dedicated to removing institutional and systemic barriers that result in oppression and racism. We will be accountable to marginalized communities for creating equitable and sustainable environments where social justice is woven into every facet of our programs, and by caring for our communities in a culturally versatile and respectful manner.


Job Summary

*This is a remote role, requiring occasional in-person duties as assigned. 

Provides support and guidance to participants in the YMCA’s Healthy Lifestyles Programs/Life-Coaching Programs.  Implements standard curriculum while delivering assigned programs and ensures quality operation consistent with YMCA guidelines. Acts as a liaison and advocate for Healthy Living. Understands the Health Seeker target market and provides motivational coaching to members participating in ongoing Healthy Living programs.


What you'll get from working at The Y

  • Individual membership to the YMCA of Greater Seattle
  • Free access to mental health resources
  • Rapidly-accruing paid time off (PTO) available immediately upon hire

Hiring Range: $24/hour - $26.40/hour DOE





  1. Administers assigned Healthy Living Program area(s) following Association standards and guidelines.
  2. Works with directors to recruit participants and deliver classes.  Plans, facilitates and instructs individuals, groups and/or classes.
  3. Assists with special events and seasonal wellness programs for members.
  4. Assists with marketing and retention activities to create robust classes with high enrollment.  May conduct outreach with local organizations and providers for program recruitment.
  5. May conduct outreach with local organizations and providers for program recruitment.
  6. Maintains records related to program including monitoring prospects and participants.
  7. Plans, facilitates and instructs individuals, groups and/or classes.
  8. Encourages member involvement and identifies potential volunteers.
  9. Conveys basic information on Healthy Living program areas.
  10. Enrollment numbers for the classes are consistent with program standards.
  11. Program targets are reached
  12. Other duties as assigned.



  1. Two years or more of college education in a related field or equivalent preferred. Other applicable education, training, and experience, which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position will be considered.
  2. Ability to respond to safety and emergency situations.
  3. Working knowledge of preventative health and fitness programs and philosophy
  4. Must attend and receive passing grade in YMCA of the USA training courses related to program delivery (i.e. Healthy Lifestyles Behavior Change, ACT! (Actively Changing Together Childhood Obesity) prior to class
  5. Must provide proof of certification for Life Coaching or similar behavior change program certification if doing individual coaching prior to working with participants.
  6. Community Health Worker or equivalent preferred.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. One or more years of related experience.
  2. Current state approved first aid certification.*
  3. Current state approved CPR for the Professional Rescuer certification.*
  4. Knowledge of and previous experience with diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.).
  5. Ability to speak any language in addition to English may be helpful. 
  6. YMCA Healthy Lifestyles Principles certification*
  7. Listen First Level I* and II** training
  8. Building Community in Small Groups training***

* Within 30 days of employment or first available training.

** Within 90 days of employment or first available training.

***Within 18-24 months of employment.


Other combinations of applicable education, training, and experience which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position may be considered. 


Expected Hours of Work: Weekday evenings between 5 - 8 pm.


You'll be a great fit for the Seattle Y if you

  • Thrive on working in a collaborative environment.
  • Are very adaptable.
  • Have high ownership and strong work ethic.
  • Are a great problem solver who can think on your feet.
  • Truly enjoy being of service to people.
  • Like being part of a team that cares about one another as people and enjoy working together.
  • Want to know that the work you do contributes to building a better, stronger community for all.

Our Mission

Building a community where all people, especially the young, are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind, and body.


YMCA of Greater Seattle's Core Values

  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Honesty
  • Caring
  • Passion for Excellence

YGS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and equitable work environment.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by local, state, or federal law.


All job offers are contingent on the results of a background check. We participate in the Federal E-Verify system.



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